Starship Troopers

by Robert A. Heinlein

3.63 avg rating
Book 9 of 241 in the Best Science Fiction Books
581 votes 16 comments

The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the fourth), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it “The Bug War." Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war...

In one of Robert A. Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind’s most alarming enemy.

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1960

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16 comments
Anonymous | 2013-07-19 07:30:26
Dude you don\'t know what you are talking about. While the book is militarist propaganda not worth the paper it was written on, the film is an absolute masterpiece, strongly denouncing war and ridiculing about every Hollywoodian stereotype out there. BTW I don\'t think you\'ve ever seen it: there ain\'t no stinkin\' powersuits in the movie :-b
Anonymous | 2013-11-24 06:00:11
Heinlein's best and Hollywood's worst.
Anonymous | 2014-07-24 02:22:23
Stranger and Mars deserve a place on this list.. SST.. not by a long shot. I would go as far as probably his worst work. The movie on the other hand is an amazing piece of candy coated satire.
Andrew | 2015-01-21 10:26:55
While it was a fun read, this book is very overrated.
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Personal responsibility...discipline...opportunity...determination...humanity...This book will mean more the older and more experienced you become
Ziv | 2015-08-21 12:09:03
Starship Troopers is a great book and if you don't pay attention to the classroom chapters you miss half of the reason it is great. It is amazing that such a great book could be butchered by an insipid, inaccurate, misrepresentation of the book and not have the director laughed out of town.
David Allen | 2018-05-10 01:37:29
The book is not only well studied and insightful it's also pleasant and touching. Not what you expect from an educational book. The author uses the factor Research Paper Writing Services it's very tough to know of starting up the field of science fiction so that it is deeper and longer than you could have assumed.
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